Mental Health Law in England and Wales: A Guide for Approved Mental Health Professionals

Author(s) : Paul Barber, Author(s) : Robert Brown, Author(s) : Debbie Martin

Mental Health Law in England and Wales: A Guide for Approved Mental Health Professionals

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This book includes and explains the complete Mental Health Act 1983 as amended by the 2007 Act. It provides clear guidance on how mental health law operates in practice and describes in detail how people can be admitted to psychiatric hospital or treated in the community. The 2007 Act provides the legal basis for informal admission, compulsory admission (sometimes referred to as "sectioning"), as well as guardianship and the new Community Treatment Order, all of which are covered in the book. Above all, the book provides a clear and accessible guide for any Mental Health Professional.

Contents: Background to the Mental Health Act 2007; Who operates the Act?; The Codes of Practice and the Reference Guide; Mental disorder and the availability of appropriate medical treatment; Civil admission and compulsion in hospital; Civil compulsion in the community; Mentally disordered offenders; Medical treatment under the Mental Health Act; The Mental Capacity Act 2005; The interface between the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act; The deprivation of liberty safeguards; Tribunals; Hospital managers; The nearest relative; Mental Health Act Commission; Independent Mental Health Advocates; Human Rights Act Implications; Children and young persons; Appendix 1: Mental Health Act 1983 as amended by the Mental Health Act 2007; Appendix 2: Tribunal Rules; Appendix 3: The Mental Health Regulations; Appendix 4: The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2005 (SI 2005/2078); Appendix 5: Tha Human Rights Act 1998; Appenix 6: Case Law

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